¡Al Neptuno! in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Whenever Atletico Madrid win a trophy, supporters head to the Plaza de Neptuno on the Paseo del Prado to celebrate (meanwhile Real Madrid fans congregate at the nearby Plaza de Cibeles). Well Atletico won the Europa League again yesterday afternoon and here’s the only Neptune I know of in NYC: It’s a piece of street… Continue reading ¡Al Neptuno! in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

‘Say It Loud, Say It Clear: Assholes Are Not Welcome Here’ — An Interview With FC St. Pauli NYC

A few days after FC St. Pauli NYC donated more than $1,500 to the Immigrant Defense Project — a fundraiser you can read about here on this website — the leaders of the socially conscious supporters’ group exchanged emails with Soccer In NYC about their efforts to promote social justice in the name of their favorite… Continue reading ‘Say It Loud, Say It Clear: Assholes Are Not Welcome Here’ — An Interview With FC St. Pauli NYC

These NYC stores get that we still care about the World Cup

When Fox Sports won the bid to broadcast the 2018 World Cup, they definitely planned to build their promotional campaign and tournament coverage around the US Men’s National Team. Bad idea. The USMNT won’t be in Russia — and neither will most Fox Sports announcers. Fox announced that only four of the 12 analysts will… Continue reading These NYC stores get that we still care about the World Cup

Red Bull family needs Red Bull

On Tuesday night, I followed a family through the underground hallway between 6th and 7th Avenues and down the steps to the L train. The mom, dad and son headed to Brooklyn bundled in beefy coats and mittens and the kid kept his fur-lined hood over his head though we were about to enter a steamy… Continue reading Red Bull family needs Red Bull

SPOTTED: Father-Son Barca Day in Park Slope

Club: FC Barcelona (not the one in Ecuador) Photo subjects: Barca Dad overcompensates for his own father’s detachment and ensures that this father-son outing upholds Park Slope parenting stereotypes. When this kid rebels, let’s hope it’s with weed and beer and not Real Madrid. Location: Park Slope, a scrubbed and comfy Brooklyn neighborhood where  molly-fueled Bushwick freelance hipsters move when they… Continue reading SPOTTED: Father-Son Barca Day in Park Slope

Man Utd Brbr

Last Saturday, I got off the C train at the Lafayette stop in Fort Greene and walked down Hanson Place toward the Barclay’s Center when I encountered On Point Barber Salon. It seemed like the sort of no-frills hair cut box that you find on every other block in Brooklyn. There’s always a TV with sports on and… Continue reading Man Utd Brbr